GirlsOnHorses, what is a public space? what is a cy-BORG square?
 GirlsOnHorses, what is a public space? what is a cy-BORG square?
 GirlsOnHorses, what is a public space? what is a cy-BORG square?
 GirlsOnHorses, what is a public space? what is a cy-BORG square?
 GirlsOnHorses, what is a public space? what is a cy-BORG square?
 GirlsOnHorses, what is a public space? what is a cy-BORG square?
 

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what is a public space? what is a cy-BORG square?



The project was launched because the client wanted a concept for the public square unofficially known by its users as 'BORG Square' (BORG: abbr. Bundesoberstufenrealgymnasium). It is not a public square in its narrow definition, it has simply been left undeveloped — in front of the school, the BORG, and in front of and behind the entrance to the underground car park.
A workshop at the start of March 2008 was held at the outset to develop the project, with the invited artists GirlsOnHorses (Eva Egermann), Markus Grabenwöger, Folke Köbberling/Martin Kaltwasser, Nicole Six/Paul Petritsch and Sebastian Walther, from Lower Austria, Vienna, Berlin and Münster in Westphalia (D), and the curators. In the course of the workshop participants were comprehensively informed about Wiener Neustadt and BORG Square (32 Herzog-Leopold-Strasse) as well as discussing what makes a public square. The result is a science fiction project that plays with facets of Brazil and cyborgs, the invasion of the motorway and free fall in an attempt to address what a public square is.
A public square is characterised by the architecture and the people who use it, by the history and visions inscribed in it. The artists added a number of unusual images to the existing ones that opened up new possibilities for thinking about the location. Was ist ein Platz? was marked by subtle poetic interventions rich in allusions on the boundary to invisibility, as well as by loud interventions that occupied the space. The project left some recipients confused, others aggressive, while leaving others amused or even delighted for a moment.

GirlsOnHorses put up fictitious posters all over the town announcing events that were strikingly similar to local ones, bearing captions like 'the beach runs underneath the image', 'the invisible town begins here', 'insurrection is being organised opposite' ("Unter dem Image, da liegt der Strand", "Hier beginnt die unsichtbare Stadt", "Gegenüber wird Aufruhr inszeniert"). This intervention suggested that a real town staged by cyborgs lay like a net over Wiener Neustadt. A workshop planned with pupils of the BORG on 'Public Space' had to be cancelled due to scheduling difficulties.
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